Window Tint Laws

Window Tint Laws

Delaware Window Tint Laws (DE)

Car window tinting laws in Delaware were first put into place in 1992.

Delaware was the 16th of the 50 states to enact these laws.

On this page we have done our best to collect all of the legal information necessary about your car’s window tint, including how dark the tint is allowed to be and how reflective the tint is allowed to be in Delaware. Aside from the basics, like tint percentages, there are also additional car window tinting rules and regulations in Delaware that we have made available.

Delaware Tint Laws – Legal Darkness Allowed In Delaware

The percentage of light that a window tint film allows to pass through your car windows is called the VLT (Visible Light Transmission), and each state has different legal allowable limits. The amount of light allowed to pass through your film and glass in Delaware is very specific to the state and is different for Passenger Vehicles and Multi-Purpose Vehicles.

I HIGHER VLT means that more light is allowed to pass through the window tint film.

Example: a 75% tint will allow 75% of the light to pass through whereas a 5% tint will only allow 5% of the light to pass through, making the 5% tint a much darker film.

Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Passenger Vehicles In Delaware:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: It is ILLEGAL to tint this window
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

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Legal Tint Darkness Allowed For Multi-Purpose Vehicles In Delaware:

  • Front Windshield: Non-reflective tint is allowed above the manufacturer's AS-1 line.
  • Front seat side windows: It is ILLEGAL to tint this window
  • Back seat side windows: Any tint darkness can be used
  • Rear window: Any tint darkness can be used

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Other Delaware Window Tint Rules And Regulations:

Delaware has a few other important things that you will need to consider regarding window tinting and we recommend that you check them out before deciding whether or not you tint your windows:

  • Side Mirrors: If the back window is tinted then dual side mirrors are required.
  • Window Tint Color Restrictions: All tint colors are allowed in Delaware
  • Certifications: Film manufacturers don't need to certify the film they sell in Delaware.
  • Stickers: The sticker to identify legal tinting is required between the film & glass on the driver’s side window.
  • Medical Exceptions: Delaware permits medical exemptions for special tint. For more details about the specific terms of the exemption please consult your state law.
  • Penalties: $28.75 to $100.

This information relating to window tint laws in Delaware was last updated on December 13th, 2019. Tinting laws in Delaware were enacted in 1992. In case any of our info provided is not up to date or correct be sure to contact us so we can fix it. Thanks!

State Of Delaware Info

Delaware is a U.S. state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania. The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor, after whom what is now called Cape Henlopen was originally named. Delaware is located in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and is the second smallest, the sixth least populous, but the sixth most densely populated of the fifty United States.

 

Capital: Dover

Population: 917,092

Area: 2,490 sq mi (6,452 km2)

Cities  Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, New Castle, Bethany Beach, Middletown, Seaford, Georgetown, Smyrna, Dewey Beach, Milford, Millsboro, Fenwick Island, Schoolview, Milton, Delaware City, Ocean View, Bridgeville, Laurel, Selbyville, Camden, Harrington, Magnolia, Dagsboro, Delmar, Arden, Frankford, Elsmere, Slaughter Beach, Christiana, Townsend, Greenwood, Frederica, Felton, Mermaid Run, Gumboro, Winterthur, Newport, Wembly, Bowers, Hartly, Broadkill Beach, Odessa, Arbor Pointe Apartments, Clayton, Blades, Wyoming, Rock Manor

Counties  New Castle, Kent, Sussex

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Tint law references

delcode.delaware.gov/title21/c043/sc01/index.shtml

dmv.de.gov/services/driver_services/drivers_license/dr_lic_equipment.shtml

 

Medical Exemption Info

The information provided on this page is intended to be used for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. Although we are providing this information as a reference based on the research we have done, we cannot be held liable for any outdated information as these laws have the potential to change frequently.